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4.0 out of 5 stars Quite quite mad, but endearingly so
This is less a remix album than a collection of new tracks loosely based around the original recordings which comprised the still-excellent Protection album. What Mad Professor does here is turn up the bass until your ribcage shakes, strips away some of the layers and concentrates on the hypnotic cycles of bass and drums and bass and drums and... it's unsettling, dark...
Published on 6 Oct. 2004 by Mr. M. J. Hulme

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1.0 out of 5 stars Just awful
I really feel i need to warn you this album is terrible. Very difficult to listen to, sounds like someone has done in their bedroom how it ever got published is beyond me.
I love the original Protection and was hoping this may add a new spin on it but it doesnt its just horrible to listen to unlike the original.
Published 4 months ago by Tom, Reading


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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite quite mad, but endearingly so, 6 Oct. 2004
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This review is from: No Protection (Audio CD)
This is less a remix album than a collection of new tracks loosely based around the original recordings which comprised the still-excellent Protection album. What Mad Professor does here is turn up the bass until your ribcage shakes, strips away some of the layers and concentrates on the hypnotic cycles of bass and drums and bass and drums and... it's unsettling, dark and at times dense, but rewarding. I don't know about the first cut being the deepest, but the first track here is the weakest. From thereon in, and just when you may start thinking "I've bought a lemon," the bass rumbles away and sweeps you off with it, and by the time you hit Cool Monsoon, you're away in another dimension. Don't buy this if you want to hear "Protection" with a different drum pattern or arrangement. Buy it if you want to hear a totally different dub-heavy take on a classic album. It's a potent brew.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a journey into sound......, 18 Nov. 2004
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Fantastic, forget Protection, I think many people who buy this are expecting a remix of Unfinished Sympathy. It's not, it's dub, that's what it was meant to be and that's what it is. It does exactly what it says on the tin.

Dub originates from Jamaican producers in the 60s messing around with the instrumental track of popular reggae hits, often as B sides. The echo chamber often being the weapon of choice, this is what the Professor triumphs at and what he is best remembered for.
It drags you in and spits you out, enveloped in a gluey, sticky bass bubble, adhering you helpless to the sofa and unable to reach for the controls. What a way to go......
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good but takes a few listens, 9 Mar. 2001
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i've had this album for years, originally i never liked it and it gathered dust on my shelf but recently i rediscovered it and i think its fantastic. imagine my surprise then when watching High Fidelity and it gets quoted by John Cusac... whatever. anyway, i reccomend playing this very late at night, say 4 in the morning when you have had to stay up all night to do lots of work. play it through big headphones and it will sound fantastic to your vulnerable brain. but it does take a few listens to when you first buy it...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Dubbed out Remixes, 26 Aug. 2010
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This set of dubbed out remixes takes a classic of the Bristol trip hop movement and adds a thoroughly warranted dub slant to the underlying melodies. The result is a fantastic reforming of Massive Attack's work with a new depth and sonic impetus which will prove a worthy addition to anyone's collection of smoked out discs. A 90's classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta love dub!, 16 Dec. 2011
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What happens when you add one the most popular digital music acts in the uk and one the most prolific dub producers of the century together? pure awesomeness is what! this album will not disappoint, guaranteed. mad professor is a true genius and this talent shines through on this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great music. I ordered this one the dame time ..., 27 Feb. 2015
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Always meant to buy this again on cd, (as had it on cassette) and, finally did! Taken from the album 'No Protection'..faberooni ! Great music. I ordered this one the dame time as the Kylie cd and this one came a day after but, no bother at all . Very happy . Many thanks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Needs time., 26 May 2008
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As with all music its a very strong matter of personal taste, if you like massive attack you won't neccesarily enjoy this. I love it, but it took me a year before I actually enjoyed it and now is one of my most played album. Great for zoning out and getting lost...
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mad Professor creates yet another Masterpiece!, 14 Sept. 2000
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Mad Professor has blessed us with a numerous number of classic dub tracks throughout decades, and still does.
The weakness with previous albums is that there are just a few tracks on each album that are really good, but with this collaboration with Massive Attack, every track is a small Masterpiece in itself.
Although it is a few years old, it still feels very fresh. Buy it and enjoy.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Protection on mushrooms, 19 May 2010
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An incredibly trippy mix that includes some vibes from Protection but is basically just a mong out session. This is a fearful and acidic journey to the dark side that will provide any psychonaut with ample terrain for exploration. Those looking for more of the vocal charms of the original album won't find them showcased here, this is more of a deep bass affair and pretty much definitive of the term 'trip-hop'. If Protection is a summer's evening around the cheeseboard then this is the 3am aftermath that follows where the usual suspects remain lurking somewhere. Whilst the drippy sounds of 'Cool Monsoon' among certain other tracks are memorable I would say anyone trying too hard to find a great track somewhere in the midst will be disappointed. The mix as a whole, listened to under the absolutely right conditions and allowed room to breathe, does exactly what it sets out to achieve. If you buy this CD you might possibly end up having it for quite a while before it decides to unleash itself. Once it does though you'll find it hard to match, a definite best-in-class performance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars mad professor, 20 July 2014
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Great music
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